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October 18, 2017
3:45 PM

Most Delaware employers can anticipate a drop in workers’ compensation premiums in the year ahead. Commissioner Navarro announced the approved rates, which are slightly lower than originally proposed.

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October 18, 2017
1:45 PM

Expect more value from your IA&B membership than ever before, as we get to know you and your needs through our member agency visits (and have some fun along the way).

October 18, 2017
1:35 PM

In the absence of Congressional agreement on “repeal and replace” legislation, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back federal restrictions on the health insurance marketplace, a move many in the insurance industry fear will undermine market stability.

October 18, 2017
1:25 PM

Work toward or update your esteemed CIC designation with our Personal Lines Institute in the Baltimore area, Nov. 13-16, or our Commercial Property Institute in the Philadelphia area, Dec. 4-7. Our full 2018 schedule of Institutes and Ruble Graduate Seminars is also open for registration.

October 17, 2017
12:20 PM

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) denial letters and appeals/litigation instructions are under FEMA’s scrutiny. Learn how policyholder communication is changing.

October 17, 2017
11:30 AM

Carriers need to hear from you – yes, you! Your input on commercial lines carriers' technology usage matters. Weigh in by taking a quick survey by the close of business on Friday, Oct. 20, and you'll be entered into a drawing for a Starbucks gift card.

October 17, 2017
11:25 AM

Time’s almost up for qualifying agencies and producers to file for an exemption to the state’s new cybersecurity regulation. All New York licensees – resident and non-resident, individual and agency – are impacted by this reg.

October 16, 2017
4:30 PM

An insured employer may consider it easier and less expensive to pay for an injured employee’s expenses out of pocket. But what are an employer’s contractual and statutory requirements to its carrier and the state?

October 11, 2017
2:00 PM

Citing his fear of losing the state’s only remaining insurer in the ACA health insurance marketplace, Commissioner Navarro approved a double-digit rate hike on individual plans for 2018.

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October 11, 2017
11:30 AM

The latest National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) memos warn of underwriting missteps and alert to upcoming Program Changes.

October 11, 2017
11:00 AM

Expect an easier-to-use interface the next time you log into IABforME.com. We improved the design and usability of our member login and account pages.

October 11, 2017
10:10 AM
We want your input on commercial lines carriers’ technology usage. Weigh in by taking our brief, 17-question survey by next Friday, and we’ll enter you in a random drawing for a Starbucks gift card.
October 4, 2017
4:25 PM

Align your agency with the strategies and success of the nation’s top-performing agencies. The Best Practices Study offers insight into a range of data, including producer success rates and compensation structures.

October 4, 2017
3:35 PM

Demonstrate your commitment to community – and join forces with fellow independent agents – by participating in one of three upcoming Trusted Choice-sponsored and IA&B-supported Walks for Wishes to benefit Make-A-Wish.

October 4, 2017
3:00 PM

Write auto in Pennsylvania? Be sure to educate customers about new and esoteric coverages and exclusions, such as the Unlisted Resident Driver Exclusion – the validity of which was established by a recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision.

October 4, 2017
2:25 PM

A new Department of Insurance bulletin requests additional data-breach prevention and notification steps – steps that triggered our questions about regulators’ reach and agencies’ expense.

October 4, 2017
1:20 PM

The state-based system of insurance regulation is beneficial for producers and their customers alike. Learn about three bills recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that aim to restrict the federal government’s reach.

October 3, 2017
12:00 AM
With the right website platform, independent agencies can drive new conversations on coverage in a way that connects with millennials and all online shoppers. New interactive features are turning lookers into leads and browsers into buyers. Our webinar at 1 p.m. next Tues. (Oct. 10) looks at websites that work and other digital marketing tactics.
October 3, 2017
12:00 AM
Your website domain name is your online ID. It must be renewed periodically. However, agency tech guru Steve Anderson warns of a scam that could leave agencies paying more than they should for their renewal.
September 28, 2017
11:30 AM
Every insurance agency and each individual producer holding a New York license must address their responsibilities under the state's new cybersecurity regulation.
September 27, 2017
4:10 PM
Trusted Choice has relaunched its Membership Resources website to help agencies achieve more by delivering more. The revamped site allows your agency to offer more with creative consumer content; market better with customized advertising and marketing materials; and more.
September 27, 2017
4:05 PM
New interactive website features help agencies sniff out new business by educating consumers about their exposures. Producers can then sell on coverage, not cost. See how real agencies are leveraging new websites without a large investment in our live webinar, “ActiveAgency in Action,” on Oct. 10.
September 27, 2017
12:15 PM

An agency agreement can impact everything from your E&O coverage to indemnification requirements to book ownership. Learn how we’re helping to protect your interests, most recently by reviewing the Plymouth Rock contract.

September 27, 2017
9:55 AM

Every insurance agency and each individual producer holding a New York license must address their responsibilities under the state's new cybersecurity regulation.

September 26, 2017
3:45 PM

Review the results of our agent survey on personal lines carriers’ technology – whether you’re considering a new appointment, or looking to benchmark your experience against other agents’.

September 26, 2017
12:50 PM

A former threat to health insurance brokers nationwide, Zenefits announced that it will pass off its insurance business to local brokers who can best walk customers “through a lot of complexity.” (Validation!)

September 21, 2017
8:00 AM

Let’s be clear…there are Futures Conference sessions for young producers seeking greater sales, and others for young agents pursuing agency ownership. Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to register. We’ve extended the deadline to Tuesday, Sept. 26. But that’s it!

September 20, 2017
4:20 PM

Stay in the know about employment law to maintain your agency’s compliance – and to advise your customers accordingly. Our latest HR Bulletins address everything from injury tracking and affirmative action, to payroll debit cards and data breaches.

September 20, 2017
4:15 PM

Leverage the results of our recent survey on personal lines carriers’ technology to validate and compare your experiences and to research potential carrier partners.

September 20, 2017
12:45 PM

Our IA&B Professional Training and Events department recently received the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s highest honor—Diamond Excellence—for professional development programs for agents. This marks our first time with “Diamond” status.


 

 

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